Lucio received his MSEE (Summa cum Laude) from the University of Trieste, Italy in 1990, presenting a thesis on the "Simulation of digital logic circuits using the Occam model of parallelism". After graduating, he worked as a software/hardware designer on projects as diverse as Parallel C digital-image processing in industrial-automation applications, Unix C/4GL programming in Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) applications, and encryption for security systems in automotive applications.
He joined Microchip Technology in 1995 as a Field Application Engineer covering the South of Europe. In 2000, he moved to Chandler, AZ, and specialized in the KEELOQ(R) secure-data product line, publishing several application notes.
In 2002, Lucio moved into a Product Marketing position, supporting the definition and launch of the new High Pin Count and High Density families of PIC microcontrollers. Since 2005, he has been in charge of the Application Segment Group, a cross-divisional team of engineers that develops and promotes Microchip's solutions across a wide range of application segments, including: utility metering, intelligent power conversion, motor control and lighting applications.
Lucio earned his private pilot license in 2002, and an instrument rating in 2005. He has accumulated 400 hours of experience in various single engine airplanes. Lucio owns a Cessna 172 (N75816), which he tries to fly as frequently as possible to escape the heat of the Arizona summer.
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